Rice University Warming Crib

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Prematurity

Treatment
Treatment
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Beyond Traditional Borders

Individual Contact

Veronica Leautaud | Email

Application

  • Designed for use in low-resource hospitals 

 

Advantages

  • Low cost compared to traditional incubators; uses the efficiency of 4 incandescent light bulbs in the base of the crib to warm the air where the infant rests
  • The temperature is easily controlled by an electronic system that regulates the internal crib temperature

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Multiple iterations of the design created and refined

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Continuing re-design and testing

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Beyond Traditional Borders and Rice 360 at Rice University
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Texas Children's Hospital 

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Howard Hughes Medical Institute